Now Slamming Fired Lunch Lady: Mom of the Boy She Fed

Story out of New Hampshire involving Bonnie Kimball has some new twists
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2019 9:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – A New Hampshire school cafeteria worker was fired after giving a student free food when he reportedly didn't have enough money to pay for it, and then, after national media attention, she rebuffed the school vendor's offer to rehire her. Now, some new twists involving Bonnie Kimball, from a rather surprising corner: the parents of the boy she gave the food to. "I have three children, and they are all well-cared for and well-fed," the mom tells the Union Leader, noting her 17-year-old son is tasked with packing his own lunch. Kimball "did not get fired for feeding a hungry child," she says. More:

  • An exec with Cafe Services, the vendor that provides the lunches for Mascoma Valley Regional High School, adds that Kimball had been giving the boy free food for three months. During the incident in question, Brian Stone says Kimball not only let the teen have a free lunch, but also four additional a la carte items, per CNN—fries, cookies, and a Powerade.

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